The 5 Most Dangerous Cities In The U.S. To Raise A Family

By Daniel, Parent Herald February 02, 06:11 am

A safe and secure environment is an important aspect in raising a family. By looking at the statistics, it is easy to see the most dangerous cities in the U.S. to raise a family.

The list compiled by MSN was based on FBI crime statistics. Hopefully, this list can show how city officials need to improve certain aspects of their cities in order to provide a better and safer environment for all families.

Detroit, Michigan: The city has a violent crime rate of 1,989 and a murder rate of 44 both for every 100,000 people. It has been tagged to be the America's most violent city for many years now. Violent criminal acts in the city such as murder, rape, robbery and assault are actually five times larger than the U.S. average, according to Forbes.

Memphis, Tennessee: With a violent crime rate of 1,741 and a murder rate of 21 both for every 100,000 people, Memphis is the second most dangerous city in the U.S. Hence, Memphis Police Department believes that one of the reasons why they are high on the list is because they report more crimes compared to other cities.

Oakland, California: The city has the most number of violent robberies in the entire country. Its violent crime rate is 1,685 and its murder rate is 20 both for every 100,000 people.

St. Louis, Missouri: "Lying directly in the path of major drug-trafficking routes, St. Louis has been plagued by murders and other violent crimes for years," shared Forbes. The city has a violent crime rate of 1,679 and a murder rate of 50 for every 100,000 people.

Birmingham, Alabama: The city has a high crime rate due to high poverty rate and rampant drug trade, according to Forbes. It also has a violent crime rate of 1,588 and a murder rate of 25 for every 100,000 people.

On the other hand, the safest cities in the U.S. for families according to CBS are Sunnyvale, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; Bellevue, Washington; Cary, North Carolina; Alexandria, Virginia; San Jose, California; McAllen, Texas; Fremont, California; and Salem, Oregon.

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